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Electric Traction and Protection of Pantograph using Modern Technique - PCDS (Pantograph Collision Detecting System)


Shivacharan Nayak , SAL Institute of Technology and Engineering Research, Ahmedabad, India; Kishan P. Chavda, Sal Institute Of Technology & Engineering Research; Hitendra B. Rajpurohit, Sal Institute Of Technology & Engineering Research; Varun Kale, Sal Institute Of Technology & Engineering Research; A.H.Patel, Sal Institute Of Technology & Engineering Research


electric traction system, pantograph, Catenary, PCDS (Pantograph Collision Detecting System)


This paper present the events that bring about the today’s electric traction system and pantograph protection technique. Electric traction system of any country reflects the development of it. Basically, an electric traction system is a system which causes the propulsion of vehicles in which tractive or driving force is obtained from various devices such as diesel engine drives, steam engine drives, electric motors, etc. Nowadays , electric traction system has become more and more popular due to its number of advantages such as the electric traction system is the most efficient than all other traction system as compared to steam and internal combustion, including quick start and stop, pollution free, easy to handle and easy speed control. The main parts of electric traction system are locomotive pantograph, circuit breaker, transformer, rectifier, DC link, main inverter, auxiliary inverter, axle brush, battery, compressor, cooling fans. Electric locomotive pantograph is the backbone of any traction system thus, it’s protection is must for the betterment of the whole system.

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Paper ID: ETCOP028
Published in: Conference 9 : ETCO 2017
Publication Date: 01/04/2017
Page(s): 122-127

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